Reader Greg Miller emailed this photo of an incredible salmon, along with the story behind the catch:
I was on my day off, and on the way to the post office. I stopped on the way at a large lake in northern Michigan where I have been fishing for several years. Attached is a picture of an Atlantic Salmon that ate a Smelt pattern I was fishing. I was using my Helios 8-weight with a Mirage IV and a sinking-tip line. It took about 10 minutes to land the fish. Luckily, someone was standing nearby who was able to take a picture with my cell phone. The fish weighed in at 25 pounds, which is close to the world record for a landlocked Atlantic Salmon.
Wow! I wonder if he ever made it to the post office.
2 thoughts on “Picture of the Day: World-Class Landlocked Salmon”
That’s not even close to a world record landlocked salmon, the current world record is a 45 pound salmon from sweden. Still a really nice fish though.
According to the website of the International Game Fish Association, the all-tackle world record landlocked Atlantic salmon–caught on Torch Lake, Michigan in 2010–weighed 26 pounds, 12 ounces.